Sunday, 30 August 2009

Plucky Young Brit Goes Out Fighting

Miss Laura* finally got to the end of her match, started on Friday, yesterday. As I blogged earlier she had taken a lead in the first set before losing it on the tie break and then suffering the rain delay.

Yesterday she came out against Miss Eva Hrdinova to a slow start going 3-0 down. But then she showed the promise that has made her being talked about as the next big thing in British Tennis taking ten of the next twelve games, to take the second 6-4 and lead 4-1 in the final set. But the Czech ranked 257 places ahead of her pulled it back to take it the next four games to lead 5-4. But then Miss Laura took eight of the next nine point to lead 6-5 and a chance to serve for the match and a place in the main draw. But she was broken and lost the subsequent tiebreak 7-4.

However, it will not be long before we see Miss Laura getting into the main draws of the Grand Slams, she will remain in New York to take part in the Juniors event.

Fellow Brit Miss Elena** took the first set 6-4 in her final qualifier. But Australia's Miss Anastasia Rodionova took the next two 6-2, 6-4. So it is over to Mister Andrew alone in the final Grand Slam of 2009.

** Baltacha.

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